Portland Trails is back again this year with their 11th Annual 10K Trail to Ale Race/Walk on Sunday, September 19, with a scenic 6.2 mile off-road race starting on Fore Street near The Portland Company with a loop around Back Cove to a finish along the East End Beach.
The race has become very popular with an estimated 1,500 participants likely to toe the starting line, drawing from the sponsorship by New England Runner magazine and their feature of the race in the New England Pub Series. One reason, everyone participating in the race is welcomed to a post-race party sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company providing complimentary beverages, Whole Foods Market providing healthy treats, and Portland Pie Company delivering the free pizza. Who wouldn’t want to grab a slice of pizza, a beer, and listen to some music after a 10k race?
The 10k race begins at 9 am on Fore Street near the beginning of the Eastern Promenade Trail and finishes at the East End Beach after a nice trip around Back Cove. The post-race party will be held at The Portland Company from 9:30am-11:30 am. There’s your motivation right there….finish earlier and have more pizza and beer! Wait there’s more…Awards and raffle prizes will be announced at 10:30am.
For more information or to register for Portland Trails 10K Trail to Ale Race / Walk – visit Trails.org. Enjoy the race and good luck!